Education Digest: Late start cancelled due to testing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer There will be no late start Wednesday at Clovis High School as a result of a state-mandated testing schedule. All CHS juniors will take morning tests the week of Feb. 26. Questions regarding the tests and schedule should be directed to the CHS Guidance Office at 769-4350. Literacy council […]

Late fee waived for Medicare Part D

CNJ Staff Low-income Medicare beneficiaries in New Mexico who are not getting federal prescription drug benefits can still apply for prescription coverage without a late fee, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The Department of Health and Human Services has eliminated 2007 Medicare Part D late enrollment penalties for low-income […]

Elida girls hold off Floyd

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Floyd girls basketball coach Cody May said his Lady Broncos just dug themselves too deep a hole to crawl out of Friday night against Elida, and not even a late rally could save them. But they sure tried. The Floyd girls outscored Elida 24-12 in the fourth period, […]

Northeastern State pulls away late from Zias

1167983735-1-5-wbkb-enmu-nsu2.ad_.jpg

ENMU’s Elizabeth Richards applies defensive pressure Northeastern State’s Jezzal Quintana during Thursday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — This isn’t supposed to be the way Northeastern State’s women win basketball games. A team that usually relies on defense […]

Paper delivery delayed

Friday’s storm has prevented delivery of some newspapers and delayed others. Newspaper officials said delivery was continuing late this morning, but some carriers’ vehicles have been disabled because of the icy road conditions. Efforts will continue throughout the day.

Book recounts area’s basketball lore

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Chaparral middle school teacher Bill Stockton remembers his grandfather, Bill, telling him stories about his time on the Forrest High School varsity basketball team in the early 1930s. Clovis boys basketball coach J.D. Isler recollects his father, Jerry, reciting tales of his days on Wheatland High School’s team in […]

Foxes host district rival Clayton in 1A finals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer While he wouldn’t mind seeing a repeat of last month’s 32-13 district win at Clayton, Fort Sumner football coach Dexter McDaniel expects it won’t be that easy when the teams clash for the Class 1A state championship at 3 p.m. today in Fort Sumner. The defending champion Foxes (6-4) […]

St. Mary’s beats Zias in three

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — St. Mary’s pulled out two close games late and posted a three-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in a tournament hosted by West Texas A&M. The Rattlers (17-11) held off the Zias late in each game to win 30-23, 33-31, 33-31 behind 25 kills from Samantha Weber. […]

Corn cropping up

1159502559-9-29-Corn-Harvest1.ad_.jpg

Jimenez Custom Harvest company harvests corn for silage in southern Curry County. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Fields of corn baked in the sun all summer, and late in the growing season, were pounded by rain. But local corn growers have reported good yields, despite less than desirable weather […]

Redmen edge Hounds with late goals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Northeastern State men’s soccer coach Bobby Peterson wasn’t an overly happy camper Friday, except for one thing — his team won. The Redmen fell behind late, but scored twice in the final seven minutes to eke out a 2-1 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico […]

Mayfield beats Clovis in season-opener — again

1156648850-8-26-fbl-chs-may-2nd2.ad_.jpg

Michael Cohen and Taylor Muse tackle Mayfield quarterback Mathew Sandoval in Clovis’ 21-13 loss on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If the Mayfield Trojans are going to defend their Class 5A state football championship, it figures that Chris Hutchinson will be a major factor. A […]

Bogusz-Wagner Wedding

Peggy Jessica Bogusz of Clovis and Robert James Wagner of Queens, N.Y. were joined in marriage June 9, 2006, at the New Life Assembly of God in Clovis. The Rev. Rodney Shipman performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Antoni E. and Priscilla Bogusz of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of […]

Keith Birth

Keith Maddox Robert Keith was born May 15 to Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He has one sister MacKenzie Marie Keith, 2. Grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy of Clovis; Richard and Liz Henderson of Ellisville, Mo., Andy Winton of […]

Williams-Gee Wedding

Jenni Williams and Justin Gee, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 3 at the bride’s grandfather’s home in Alto. Judge Martha Proctor performed the garden ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rod and Tana Williams of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Bobby and Donna Jean Johnson of Clovis and the late […]

Keith birth 7/30

Maddox Robert Keith was born May 15 to Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He has one sister, MacKenzie Marie Keith, 2. Grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy, Andy Winton, Bernie Sternberg and Lunell Winton, all of Clovis; Richard and Liz […]

Honors – 7/23

South Plains College Clovis students named to the South Plains College Dean’s Honor List for the spring 2006 semester were Richard Bouley, Engelo Charles, Carli McCasland and Christine Young. Csakan Nicholas A. Csakan of Clovis has been named a Collegiate All-American Scholar, according to the United States Achievement Academy. Csakan, who attends New Mexico State […]

Police: Guns, jewelry taken from home

CNJ Staff Police are seeking information about a burglary at a home near Texico in late June in which firearms and jewelry were taken, according to a news release from the Clovis Police Department. In the late afternoon on June 28, a residence on County Road C just west of Texico was broken into and […]

June can never come too soon

Bob Huber : Local Columnist I love June. With each passing year, I love it even more. That’s because it contains Flag Day, D-Day, Father’s Day, my birthday and National Eat More Prunes Day. It’s a month-long feast of gala celebrations, if you get my drift. If Congress had a lick of sense, they’d set […]

4/16 Local roundup

Pedestrian struck by car pronounced stable A pedestrian was struck by a car at North Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard late Friday night, according to Clovis Police Sgt. Robert Denney. The pedestrian is in stable condition at a local hospital, Denney said. However, he would not release the names of the victim or driver […]

Retiring judge deserves congratulations

Count the days. The April deadline approaches. And I don’t mean the 15th, our deadline for coming clean, or semi-clean, with Uncle Sam. The big date this month is April 30. That’s the day New Mexico is scheduled to finally rid herself of District Judge James Blackmer. After nearly two decades on the bench, first […]